Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Storm Surge/Tide
State TEXAS
County/Area CALHOUN
WFO CRP
Report Source Official NWS Observations
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-07-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-07-01 11:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Hurricane Alex made its final landfall at 9pm, Wednesday June 30th, along the northern Mexican coast around 110 miles south of Brownsville as a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph. Alex was the first Hurricane in June for the Altantic Basin since 1995, and the strongest in the month of June since Hurricane Alma in 1966. Alex was a very large hurricane with tropical storm force winds extending over 200 miles from the center. Although Alex passed over 200 miles south of Corpus Christi, tropical storm force wind gusts were measured as far north as Port O'Connor, George West, and Cotulla. The strongest winds were observed on the barrier island from Port Aransas to Baffin Bay where peak wind gusts exceeded 60 mph.
Overall, the impacts to the Middle Texas coast were minimal. Storm tides peaked just below 4 feet mean sea level at tide stations along the coast producing flooding along area beaches. About a half dozen tornadoes occurred within the outer rain bands from Alex. These tornadoes caused mostly minor tree damage. Radar indicated the possibility of several more tornadoes, however NWS survey teams were unable to locate any additional damage. Heavy rainfall and flooding proved to be the biggest impact. Rainfall totals of 3 to 6 inches with isolated amounts near 10 inches were observed across South Texas. This resulted in flooding of many roads and farm fields from Alice to Sinton.
Less than $10 thousand in damages occurred from the 6 tornadoes. However, nearly $5.5 million in damages resulted from flooding associated with the heavy rainfall, of which $5.25 million was observed in Webb County from flooding along the Rio Grande. Nearly $1 million in crop damage, mostly to grain and sorghum was observed. In addition, flooding resulted in two fatalities.
Event Narrative Storm tides of 2 to 4 feet were observed along the Mid Texas coast, resulting in minor beach erosion, to mainly the dunes of the barrier islands. Most beaches were flooded and closed, including Padre Island National Seashore and Mustang Island, from Port Aransas to Corpus Christi. In Calhoun County, Ocean Drive from Magnolia Beach to Indianola was flooded and closed. Indianola was completely cut off, with only very minor flooding of a fishing store occurring.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 2 0 250.00K 1.000M
NUECES (ZONE) NUECES (ZONE) TX 07/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Storm Surge/tide 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KLEBERG (ZONE) KLEBERG (ZONE) TX 07/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Storm Surge/tide 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALHOUN (ZONE) CALHOUN (ZONE) TX 07/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Storm Surge/tide 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REFUGIO (ZONE) REFUGIO (ZONE) TX 07/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Storm Surge/tide 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARANSAS (ZONE) ARANSAS (ZONE) TX 07/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Storm Surge/tide 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) TX 07/01/2010 00:00 CST-6 Storm Surge/tide 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGSVILLE KLEBERG CO. TX 07/01/2010 00:34 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCKPORT ARANSAS CO. TX 07/01/2010 08:20 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
FREER DUVAL CO. TX 07/01/2010 14:55 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGSVILLE ARPT KLEBERG CO. TX 07/01/2010 17:10 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEN BOLT JIM WELLS CO. TX 07/01/2010 17:34 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALICE SOUTHWEST ARPT JIM WELLS CO. TX 07/01/2010 17:40 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PORTLAND SAN PATRICIO CO. TX 07/01/2010 19:12 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SPRINGFIELD JIM WELLS CO. TX 07/01/2010 21:16 CST-6 Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
LA ROSE NUECES CO. TX 07/02/2010 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 195.00K 1.000M
ST PAUL SAN PATRICIO CO. TX 07/02/2010 00:00 CST-6 Flood 2 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 2 0 250.00K 1.000M